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2008-10-07 09:00:32

Text of "24" news report by corporate-owned Russian Ren TV on 7 October [Presenter] [Russian Prime Minister] Vladimir Putin today pleased all judo lovers. On his birthday the prime minister gave a present to all those who practise judo and released a training film called "Learning Judo with Vladimir Putin". The presentation of the film was held in the Konstantinov Palace [outside St Petersburg, late on 6 October]. [Putin, addressing the gathering] It is obvious that there is an...

2008-07-19 12:00:30

Text of report by heavyweight liberal Russian newspaper Kommersant on 18 July [Report by Olga Goncharova, Anna Pushkarskaya and Yelena Kiseleva, headlined "Yuriy Kovalchuk gets hold of 'Zhizn'"] Yuriy Kovalchuk's holding company, National Media Group (NMG), has acquired a stake in the News Media publishing house, publisher of the "Zhizn za vsyu nedelyu" tabloid. Kommersant has learnt that Boris Fedorov's fund UFG Private Equity has sold 50 per cent minus one share of News Media for 80m...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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